Dayton DUI Attorneys
Why Do I Need an Experienced
Dayton DUI Attorney?
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is crucial to contact a skilled defense attorney immediately.
Under Ohio law, people charged with DUI or OVI may be subject to:
- Mandatory jail time
- Mandatory and lengthy driver’s license suspensions
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Heavy fines
These can be avoided with a top rated DUI defense attorney team like the one at the law office of Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, a law firm dedicated to representing the accused drunk driver throughout Dayton and southwest Ohio.
When our DUI and OVI lawyers handle your Dayton OVI case, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in experienced and qualified hands––every step of the way.
Why Choose SSD Law’s
Dayton DUI Lawyers?
Having an experienced attorney as your legal representation can be the difference between being charged with OVI in Ohio and being convicted.
With over 35 years of experience practicing DUI law and a long track record of success, SSD Law’s OVI defense lawyers in Dayton know how to get the best results for our clients.
Our OVI attorneys will pinpoint instances where law enforcement may have violated your rights to best challenge the prosecution’s case against you. We will protect you from self-incrimination, prevent you from losing your driving privileges, and help you get your life back.
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Our Dayton DUI lawyers are able to provide you with honest information to answer all of your questions. From our initial information session, until your case is resolved, we will aggressively defend your OVI charge to reach the best possible outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Legal Limit in Ohio?
The legal limit for a DUI offense in Dayton, Ohio, is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08. If the police stop you, you submit to a blood test or breath test and have a BAC higher than 0.08, you will be charged with an OVI.
If your blood or breath alcohol concentration test result is greater than 0.17 BAC, you can be subject to more severe, mandatory DUI penalties.
Can I Be Charged with a DUI or OVI
if I Was Doing Drugs?
Driving under the influence does not apply solely to drunk driving. Operating a vehicle while under the influence of almost any substance that impairs your ability to drive could result in DUI charges.
What if I Was Charged with a DUI
After a Field Sobriety Test?
When being pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the state of Ohio, officers may have the driver perform field sobriety tests instead of a breath test.
The problem with field sobriety tests is their lower accuracy rate. It is possible for a sober driver to fail and for an impaired driver to pass.
If you received a drunk driving charge after performing field sobriety tests, an experienced criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI cases may be able to persuade prosecutors, judges, and/or juries to drop criminal charges or a DUI conviction due to these lower accuracy rates.
Below are the 3 field sobriety tests you may be asked to perform and their accuracy rates, according to police training pamphlets provided by the U.S. Department of Justice:
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test
The horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test checks your eyes for involuntary jerking motions while having your eyes follow an object. HGN is considered the most accurate sobriety field test with a 77% accuracy rate.
The walk-and-turn test determines your ability to walk in a straight line by taking 9 heel-to-toe steps, turning, then taking those same 9 steps to return to your starting point. This test has a 68% accuracy rate.
One-Leg Stand Test
The one-leg stand test is exactly what it sounds like. The officer will ask for you to stand on one leg and balance on that leg. This test has a 65% accuracy rate.
What Other Areas do You Serve?
We work with clients throughout the state of Ohio in:
- Montgomery County
- Warren County
- Greene County
- Butler County
- Clark County
- Preble County
- Miami County
I’ve Been Charged with a DUI.
What Should I Do First?
Don’t talk to the police directly if they’ve charged you with a DUI or OVI.
Speak with a lawyer, first. Call some of the top DUI attorneys in Dayton at 937-222-2500.
The experienced DUI attorneys at SSD Law will help you through the process, whether it is your first DUI offense or one of many.